Friday, November 14, 2008


Our Dresses Exhibited at Kartell, SOHO
In our ever-evolving eclectic client base, our newest assignment was to dress mannequins with "ruffled" edwardian and victorian evening gowns to match a hot new line of "ruffled" plastic chairs designed by Patricia Urquiola, introduced last night at a big press opening on New York's SOHO district!
Panels depicting black and white dancing period couples abounded, and our dresses proved an interesting counterpoint to the completely modern environment! Vive la Difference!!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


We were happy to have participated in the Early Show's homage to the 1950's and 1960's on Monday and Tuesday! Check out the CBS-EARLY SHOW link below to see the photos (check out our three 1950's and 1960's photos with our credit!)

Staff members Kristen, Kim, Nora and Nora's sister Mina all went to the show Tuesday morning decked out in our 1960's hats, and had fun posing by the period cars parked outside. Nora and Mina even wore 1960's dresses from their own collections! Inside the studio, they had a ball watching the taping, enjoying the Four Tops ( who told them they loved their hats!!!) and seeing Barbara Eden ( "I Dream Of Jeannie, ) Dawn Wells("Gilligan's Island,") Barbara Feldon ( "Get Smart") and Kathy Garver ("Family Affair.") Dave tried to channel his inner "Fifth Top" when he borrows one of the Four Tops' pink suits to he singing "I've got Rhythm?" Julie in 1960's clothes to the left, a view of the inside of the TV studio to the right!

Friday, November 7, 2008

OUR CLOTHES ON CBS NEWS 11/10 and 11/11!

Just a short note to let everyone know that the CBS EARLY SHOW female anchors ( Julie Chen and Maggie Rodriguez) will be wearing our 1950's and 1960's women's suits on the Monday, November 10th and Tuesday, November 11th broadcasts! Hopefully they will not chicken out about wearing our period hats along with the clothes (smile) !!! Monday is: salute to the 50's and Little Richard perfoms! Tuesday is: salute to the 1960's and the Four Tops perform. If you look closely on Tuesday, you might catch one of our staff ( or 2 or 3 or 4!!!) in the audience dressed in period finery one!

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Bloomingdale's exhibits clothes ( including ours!) from the upcoming film "CADILLAC RECORDS"

A few weeks ago, our staff was invited to a dress rehearsal of MASTERBUILDER at Irish Repertory Theater starring James Naughton ( and of course, our beautiful Victorian clothes!!) We got a lovely playbill credit and therein lies the problem: we are always delighted to get credit in playbills, magazines, films, etc. but sometimes it backfires! There are those multiple emails asking " I saw your name in (fill in the blank!) and I wonder if you could tell me how to get a brown spot out of my grandma's dress?" ... and of course, those calls from curiously deep-voiced men about wanting frilly, feminine bras and corsets in size 48 chest. Aren't people aware that our items are one-of-a-kind vintage pieces? Today we received a call from a nice Texan man who saw our credit in "House of D" and begged us for a pair of white bell-bottoms in his size. Last Friday we got an obscure email about a movie we were credited in back in 2003:

Hi there

I just had a quick question... In the movie The Notebook, in the scene where Noah and Allie are dancing in the street she is wearing a pair of brown leather espadrilles with wedge heels and cloth ankle ties... Can you tell me who makes


Until November 10, catch our display in Bloomingdale's windows ( Lexington Avenue side) of principal clothes from the upcoming film "CADILLAC RECORDS" opening in December!!! One of our many 1950's dresses worn in the film by Beyonce ( who actually made an appearance at the store!) is exhibited , along with a credit line on the window.

You might recognize the dress from a previous blog in which my little Belgian cousin models it with a fur stole! Can calls for that exact dress be far behind? Now we are outfitting the CBS "Early Show" anchors for 3 period segments the week of November 10th. Monday will be 1950's, Tuesday will be 1960's, etc. Since we will be listed on the CBS website and our name might be announced on the air, we expect a few calls asking for the dresses and suits in an assortment of sizes. Sigh.

Would that instead, people would see our credit and call to ask " My family has owned a house for generations and generations and all the clothes have been stored away since 1860. Are you interested?" Now, THAT would be heavenly!